Preliminary Program


8:00 -  9:00    Continental breakfast and registration


9:00 -  9:10    Welcome and opening remarks


9:10 -  9:40    Bruce Herring, USC 
                     ​"Guanine nucleotide exchange factors in synaptic function and complex brain disorders"
9:40 -  10:10   Alcino Silva, UCLA
                     "Molecular, cellular and circuit mechanisms that neuronal ensembles use
                      to cluster memories across time and space"


10:40 - 11:00  Coffee break


10:30 - 11:00  Judith Hirsch, USC
                     "Neural circuits for visual processing in thalamus"

11:00 - 11:30  Bruno Olshausen, UC Berkeley 
                     "Sparsity, manifold flattening and persistence as organizing principles
                      of visual representation"
11:30 - 12:00  Markus Meister, Caltech 
                     "Some dimensionless numbers in brain science" 


12:00 - 2:00   Catered lunch and Poster Session  

2:00 - 2:30     Fritz Sommer, UC Berkeley/Intel
                     "Robust computation with rhythms and spike times"
2:30 - 3:00     Emre Neftci, UC Irvine
​                     "Surrogate gradient learning and three factor rules"

3:00 - 3:30     Gert Cauwenberghs, UCSD
​                     "Memory-efficient neuromorphic learning and inference"


3:30 - 4:00      Coffee Break


4:00 - 4:30     Mike Davies, Intel
                     "Realizing the promise of spiking neuromorphic hardware"

4:30 - 5:15     Terry Sejnowski, Salk Institute

                     "The Deep Learning Revolution" (Keynote)

5:15              Closing remarks

​Michelson Center for Convergent Biosciences

​26th Joint Symposium on Neural Computation

Saturday, June 1, 2019